Nechells-Bordesley 132kV Cable Installation

Western Power Distribution the electricity distributor for the Midlands, South West and Wales, need to carry out Construction works from Nechells Primary to Bordesley Primary in order to replace the existing two 132kV gas circuits on their electrical network.

The works will consist of installing underground cables from Western Power Distribution’s substation Nechells Primary off Jarvis Way to Bordesley Primary Upper Trinity Street . The cable route of approximately 6.068km consists of works in road, bridges, verge and footway through public highway, Industrial and residential areas of Birmingham city, including traffic sensitive areas. Part of the underground route will be along Jarvis Way, Heartlands Parkway A47, Saltley Rd, Nechells Partkway A47, Lawley Middleway A47, Curzon Circus, Garrison Circus, Watery Lane Middleway, Bordsley Circus, Coventry Rd and Upper Trinity Street. WPD and JSM have engaged in co-ordination meetings with Birmingham City Council, AMEY and Highway Agency regarding outages as required by the TMA Act, the route, all traffic management and notices have been agreed prior to the commencement of the works. For the safety of road users and our staff, traffic management will be required within sections of the carriageway whilst installing the underground ducting/cables, this will be set up and removed as required.


The project is due to start 16th January 2017 and will be completed by October 2017. Whilst the work is being carried out we will endeavor to minimise any disruption to the community and road users, and will ensure wherever possible that residents and business’ can access their properties at all times.